Fall 2016 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course will explore the creative possibilities that are open to artists today, ranging from painting, computer imagery, ink jet prints, and video painting. Students will learn about the intentions, motivations, and strategies artists use in creating their work and will learn to formulate their own creative process. Topics may include internal and external sources of inspiration, crafting an artistic self, and expressing an artistic attitude. [ Course catalog information under review: May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 semester credit hours maximum). Instructor consent required.]
This course focuses on strengthening the independent vision of the artist.
Strengthening the vision of each artist will include research of color, materials and process that heighten and clarify the intent of each work.
A dictionary of personal iconography, a statement of intent and research of kinships held with historical and contemporary artists will help to further each artistâ€™s practice.
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
As an advanced course, students should have taken ARTS 2316 Painting Foundations, ARTS 3369 Intermediate Painting or 4368 Advanced Visual Arts prior to this course.
ARTS courses in Printmaking, Mixed Media, Text/Image, Photography, Sculpture, Design and Design Foundations will also be a helpful background.